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The 5 Pillars of Performance

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Barry, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Barry

    Barry New Member

    Through what I've studied, practiced and experienced ... I have identified 5 key factors that govern athletic performance. This excludes exercise. They are factors which have been discussed and mentioned in my threads and in jacks blogs. They are all interrelated. You must have all 5 on order to get optimal performance . And it relates more to endurance performance then strength or speed.



    As primordial living is about having "fun" , let's have some ! Give your 5 , in no particular order and if someone gets it right , well, I'll give them a pat on the back.



    You can guess too Jack ;-)
     
  2. AKMan

    AKMan New Member

    1. Genetic potential

    2. Proper nutrition

    3. Functional endocrine system

    4. Healthy guts

    5. Good sleep
     
  3. Barry

    Barry New Member


    Too general. The pillars are specifics . Think adaptations
     
  4. AKMan

    AKMan New Member

    1. Fasted state training

    2. CT

    3. Ketogenic seafood diet

    4. Darkness after sunset

    5. Kerrygold butter in your Bailey's (Bulletproof shooters)
     
  5. Barry

    Barry New Member


    Good work !



    3 out of 5 !!
     
  6. janagram

    janagram New Member

    Bailey's???!! Holy crap! I'll have one!!
     
  7. earlyriser

    earlyriser New Member


    I am going to guess 1,2,3 are the ones he got right? Would that be correct?
     
  8. Barry

    Barry New Member


    Correct ;-)
     
  9. KiwiLauren

    KiwiLauren Gold

    Why not light cycles? (Obviously I don't know what you believe 4 & 5 are.) Light cycles/circadian rhythms directly impact not only our health/inflammation/insulin but they are a key hormonal pathway... which ties to optimal levels of T and growth hormone etc. So doesn't getting the melatonin-cortisol axis right directly and hugely impact optimal performance, at least the sort that doesn't kill you young?
     
  10. Barry

    Barry New Member


    there is no doubt it is important but its not part of the 5... maybe number 6 ;-)
     
  11. KiwiLauren

    KiwiLauren Gold


    You gonna say what 4 and 5 are? :) (how does one beg in a keto-adapted, fasted-state sort of way?)
     
  12. Barry

    Barry New Member


    all good things come to those that wait ;-)
     
  13. AKMan

    AKMan New Member

    Another stab:



    1. Fasted state training

    2. CT

    3. Ketogenic seafood diet

    4. Adequate recovery between training sessions

    5. Brain glycogen maintenance during endurance event
     
  14. Barry

    Barry New Member


    nope, 4&5 are big time adaptation triggers.... and have been mentioned numerous times on Jacks blog and this forum
     
  15. johnnyb

    johnnyb Gold

    How about positive mental attitude? A thought can change your DNA. I bet it can also keep one's elite butt moving.
     
  16. Barry

    Barry New Member


    I'll give you that one. But lets call it Epigenetics !! And yes, its huge when it comes to athletes and adaptations. Where you train, how you train, who you train with... besides nutrition.... make a massive difference to training adaptations



    1 left !
     
  17. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold


    In your first post, you said these 5 key factors relate more to endurance performance than strength or speed. Could you elaborate on how the 4 identified so far are endurance-specific, especially #3 & #4? I've been asking myself what is different about endurance performance versus speed & strength and would like to understand your take on the specificity of these pillars to endurance. Thanks!
     
  18. Barry

    Barry New Member


    Lyndra, its all to do with fat/keto adaptation. This is key for endurance, particularly ultra endurance. Read up on RER and how its measured and what it means. All of my pillars lower this.



    Speed and Strength performance is not driven by RER. While my pillars still can help these athletes, they have more of an indirect relationship.
     
  19. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold


    I get how keto-adapting affects endurance performance, but I'm still not following how "where you train, how you train, who you train with" relates to endurance specifically and not speed/strength.
     
  20. Barry

    Barry New Member


    I never said epigenetics doesn't relate to speed and strength .. Of course it does . What I'm saying is that the 5 pillars combined together apply more specifically to endurance performance.
     

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